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    Irreducible Polynomials

    let a= sqrt(7 + 4 *sqrt(3)) find irr(a,Q)

    now let a= sqrt(7) + i find irr(a,Q)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coda202 View Post

    let a= sqrt(7 + 4 *sqrt(3)) find irr(a,Q)
    \sqrt{7 + 4\sqrt{3}}=2 + \sqrt{3}.


    now let a= sqrt(7) + i find irr(a,Q)
    a^4 - 12a^2 + 64=0. show that the polynomial x^4-12x^2+64 is irreducible over \mathbb{Z}, and therefore over \mathbb{Q}. in order to show this you only need to prove that we cannot have

    x^4-12x^2+64=(x^2+ax+b)(x^2+cx+d), for some integers a,b,c,d. that is very easy to verify!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NonCommAlg View Post
    Show that the polynomial x^4-12x^2+64 is irreducible over \mathbb{Z}, and therefore over \mathbb{Q}.
    How does irreducibile in \mathbb{Z} imply irreducible in \mathbb{Q}?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mathman88 View Post

    How does irreducibile in \mathbb{Z} imply irreducible in \mathbb{Q}?
    Gauss's lemma.
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